Found in the North-east Atlantic from the north-west coast of Norway and south to North-west Africa. Also present in the Black and Mediterranean Seas.
Found on rocky substrata living in caves and excavated tunnels from the lower shore down to a depth of 60 m. Its diet consists of invertebrates, algae, fish and zooplankton.
Landings mainly originate from trammel net and pot fisheries.
DID YOU KNOW
The lobster’s two main pincers serve different functions - the thicker (usually left) one is used to crush, whilst the thinner is a precise cutting tool.